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Bill Sanders 
Khushboo Jain, ECE ILLINOIS

ECE ILLINOIS Department Head and CSL Professor William H. Sanders testified before the 115th United States Congress on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. He was one of four witnesses to speak as part of a hearing titled "Resiliency: The Electric Grid's Only Hope" held by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Read more.

Sibin Mohan and Negar Kiyavash 
Kim Gudeman, CSL & ITI

University of Illinois researcher Sibin Mohan is working to create more secure and resilient real-time embedded systems through a three-year, $500,000 grant funded by the National Science Foundation. Through the project,” SaTC: Core: Small: An Exploration of Schedule-Based Vulnerabilities in Real-Time Embedded Systems,” Mohan’s team will work to develop methods that help protect these systems – which have not historically been developed with security in mind – against cyberattacks and other failures. This project is in collaboration with ITI’s Negar Kiyavash, associate professor in the industrial and enterprise systems engineering and electrical and computer engineering departments at Illinois. Read more.

Speculative Futures 
Jodi Heckel, News Bureau

A series of events at the University of Illinois called Speculative Futures will bring artists together with technology innovators with the goal of sparking new creative projects at the intersection of computer science and science fiction. The Coordinated Science Lab and the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities are organizing Speculative Futures on Nov. 3-4. It is part of the U. of I.’s sesquicentennial year celebration, and the events are open to the public. Read more.

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Humans of CSL

The student committee for the annual CSL Student Conference has started an Instagram and Facebook that will, in part, highlight CSL students and their stories. Check out the stories so far, and stay tuned for more!

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Grants & Gifts


David Nicol, SocialCube: A Multiscale Modeling and Simulation Framework for Social Streams, $521,895, 4 years, DARPA.

Tarek Abdelzaher, CO-PIs: Tamer Basar, Nitin Vaidya, Venu Veeravalli, Jana Diesner, Alliance for IoBT Research on Evolving Intelligent Goal-driven Networks (IoBT REIGN), $25,600,000, 5 years, ARL.


Pavan Kumar Hanumolu, $35,000 Silicon Labs.

Minh Do, $6,642, Petronics.